Saturday, June 11, 2011

The Harlot by Saskia Walker

The Harlot by Saskia Walker

Year Published: 2011

My Rating: 5 stars

336 pages

I got this book as an ARC  from NetGalley.

While Jessie Taskill -nicknamed the Harlot of Dundee- was fighting with a fellow whore for the favor of a client she is accused of witchcraft and sent to the tollbooth. This happened in front of Gregor Ramsay who was looking for a whore to help him seduce his enemy to take his revenge on him.
He found the exact thing he needed!! So he aimed on rescuing her on the terms of performing the task he asks of her.

She had a hard life, starting with watching her mother get burned at the stake by the villagers after accusations of witchcraft. She was always afraid to let her craft be known so as not to suffer a fate like her mother.

He had a hard life too, orphaned as a child and raised by his father that committed suicide when he was a youth, he vowed to take revenge on the man that caused his father to do so.

With a lot of hot scenes together it seems they are very suitable together.. Their romance flourishes with both of them denying the affection and assuming it's only business.

The tenderness and fierceness of their love is breathtaking. It was a refreshing book to read. Although I was not into the book at the beginning with using some certain words like cu**y and pu** for example which was a bit weird, then I got into the story and found it to be relevant to the timing of the story since it's 1715.

The love scenes are too hot to be believable but it was hot nevertheless. So I enjoyed it and devoured the book so fast.

I will be checking other books for this author and put her on my favorite list. I just love Scotland based novels, although it did not take part in the Highlands!!

So if you don't mind a bit of "old sex words", don't miss out on this great book.. It's romantic erotica at it's best!!

I loved the cover too, it is what attracted me to the book in the first place :)

A quote I enjoyed:

Jessie had grown fond of him, and it was in her nature to reach out to those who were suffering, even though that often brought trouble her way. I will help him with this. I will make it right.


Butterfly Chick said...

I loved your blog..

I so love reading and I found ur blog so useful & interesting ..

Thanks.. I will make sure to keep in touch to see the new coming posts ^^ ..

Maqsood Qureshi said...

The Confession is good. I finished it last night. :-)

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Thanks Butterfly :)
I'm really happy you enjoyed my blog!!
Hope we could share reading recommendations soon :)

Maqsood Qureshi said...

I'm reading: The Partner / John Grisham. What're you reading?

DeSeRt RoSe said...

It's there on my home page, I'm reading Gone, Gone, Gone by Hannah Moskowitz.
It's taking forever to finish, since I'm on vacation and don't have that much time to sit and read as I usually do :)

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